Micro and Nano Technologies for a highly competitive European industry

Basic Information


"MNT-ERA.NET II will improve the coordination between funding programmes, research organisations and industries and secure durable cooperation between key actors from national and regional funding systems. It will promote the convergence of MNT programmes, the streamlining of procedures, and the efficient use of resources, thereby reducing the fragmentation of European funding instruments. The value of programmes for end-users will increase due to a close interaction with European industry, exploiting strategy papers and roadmaps (such as the MINAM SRA).
MNT-ERA.NET II will aim at the best possible integration of regional and national strategies with European needs and visions by setting up a joint RTD programme, ensuring complementarities with other funding instruments. This will help to reduce cross-European programme duplication and to overcome barriers to entry, enabling the rapid dissemination of research results and exploiting the scientific, technological and innovative impact of public investment in RTD. This will be of particular value for regions and countries that are catching up in terms of research investment and performance. Innovative joint calls, operated in a variable geometry approach, will be widely promoted among the target groups, especially high-tech SMEs. They will reflect the needs identified by the European R&D community, thus opening an attractive and efficient tool for transnational RTD.
MNT-ERA.NET II will therefore stimulate the increased and more rapid uptake of new micro- and nano-technologies within Member states industry. It will support the broad implementation of decisive knowledge for high added-value products, processes and applications and provide strategic and practical contributions to enhancing the competitiveness of the European industry.
MNT-ERA.NET II will prepare an ERA NET PLUS to achieve maximum impact of joint programming by mobilising substantial funding from member states and the EC."

Main research priorities of the network

Micro and Nano Technologies for a highly competitive European industry

Research fields covered by the network

  • Industrial production
  • Materials
  • Nanosciences and nanotechnologies

Target Groups

  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
MNT-ERA.NET II Call 2011 two-stages 13/01/2011 05/04/2011

Submitted: 78


Submitted: 51


Successful: 14

Funded: 14

MNT-ERA.NET II Call 2010 two-stages 13/01/2010 12/04/2010

Submitted: 84


Submitted: 54


Successful: 17

Funded: 17

MNT ERA-NET II Call 2009 two-stages 02/03/2009 06/05/2009

Submitted: 89


Submitted: 54


Successful: 31

Funded: 31